The KTM Repair Manual is a joke

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by RedRupert, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. silverdog

    silverdog Been here awhile

    Nov 20, 2003
    Get a bicycle.....
  2. mbrick

    mbrick Been here awhile

    Feb 22, 2012
    West coast red sticker territory
    I agree there are several inconsistencies. But overall, it is a valuable resource and our wit allows us to (hopefully) pass over the mistakes or translation errors.

    The clutch plates may be just to give people direction to follow. "Aaah which way do these go?!"

    Some items I feel are missing in the 690 book:
    -No spec on the bore ovality on bore
    -No spec for wear for wrist pin / wrist pin hole dia? "Check parts for excessive wear" is weak.
    -No spec on crank runout
    -No piston ring orientation requirements
    -No ring gap for each ring
    -Timing chain inspection is..?
    -990 manual has oil pump axial clearance but not 690 manual